Four Barracudas take their mark at the 2016 Summer Swim Championships in Neepawa Aug. 21. (Submitted)

Barracudas, Stingrays and Piranhas cap season

The starting blocks are retired and the champions have been named as the 2016 Summer Swim Championships wrapped up in Neepawa Aug. 21.Racers from Winkler, Manitou and Pilot Mound teams were among those looking to edge out the competition in the final races of the season.Mike Sumner, team manager for the Winkler Barracudas, says six swimmers ended t

The Border West baseball all-star team, with representatives from teams across the league, was successful in its title defence attempt at the Western Canadian ‘AA’ All-Star Tournament. (Submitted)

Border West all-stars defend title in Alberta

Players from the Border West Baseball League travelled to Cold Lake, Alta., and conquered all, going undefeated en route to a championship at the Western Canadian all-star tournament. The Border West team won the right to represent Manitoba by winning the 2015 Provincial Senior ‘AA’ All-Star Tournament. The Border West team also won Westerns in 201

Western Canadian Championship Peewee AA team includes: Coaches Cornie Goertzen, Cam Kirkby, Jeremy Matuszewski. Players Trent Crane, Wyatt Tweet, Mason Hartung, William Irvine, Owen Goertzen, Trenton Penner, Cole Harder, Jackson Rempel, Mike Heppner, Nolan Wall, Myron Peters, Brendan Friesen, Brock McDonald and Bat Girl Delaney Penner. (submitted)

Winkler named Western Champions

The Winkler Peewee AA team took their winning ways to the Western Canadian Championships and never looked back.Last weekend, the unbeaten team stormed their way through the competition to become the very first Winkler Peewee team to win the tournament.Not only did they win, the team outscored the competition 97-16, ending games with the mercy rule

The Pilot Mound Pilots celebrate with the Gerry Couthard Memorial Trophy. (Cassidy Dankochik/The Morden Times)

Pilots take first Border West title in two decades

The Border West Baseball League season has come to an end, with the Pilot Mound Pilots coming out on top, defeating the Winkler Whips 7-2 in the decisive fourth game of the championship series. The Pilots held a two games to one lead heading into the fourth game in Winkler on Aug. 15, and ended hope for the Whips early, jumping out to a 7-0 lead, s

The 16U female basketball team brought home bronze after the Power Smart Manitoba Games Aug. 7-13, 2016. (submitted image)

Locals medal at Manitoba Games

The torch is out, the venues have emptied and 90 medals are heading with Central Region athletes, including a number from the Pembina Valley, after the Power Smart Manitoba Games in Steinbach Aug. 7-13.Forty gold, 22 silver and 28 bronze medals were earned by the Central Region over the Games, many in the first days of the Games.A strong athletics

Dom Liontas (left) blazes past the competition in the last event of the Strong Man Competition in Winkler Aug. 13, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/The Winkler Times)

Strong Man returns, Strong Woman cancelled

Harvest Fest 2016 would have been the first time the women also got a turn to show off their physical strength for the crowd, but a last-minute cancellation of the Strong Woman contest put those plans on ice.The event was cancelled due to lack of participation the day before it was set to run.Chris McDole, Strong Man referee and advocate of Strong

Morgan Reimer of Morden rounds a turn in the high school barrel racing Aug. 13, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/The Winkler Times)

Harvest Fest gets western with high school rodeo

The bleachers around the Winkler Harvest Festival rodeo ring were standing room only as up and coming cowgirls and cowboys jumped into the saddle for two days of Manitoba High School Rodeo Association action.The long-standing Harvest Festival event once again drew teenage athletes from both Saskatchewan and Manitoba Aug. 13-14 in the second and thi

Rosie MacLennan of Canada wins gold in the trampoline competition during the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network )

MacLennan takes gold medal

Rosie MacLennan, Canada’s only gold medallist in 2012 in London, returned to the top step of the podium in women’s trampoline on Friday at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Just keep swimming

A young team of Barracudas did not disappoint in the pool during what will end up being the only local meet of the 2016 Swim Manitoba Summer Swim schedule.A total 17 first place finishes, 21 second places and 16 third places had Winkler names behind them after competitive swimmers descended on Manitou Aug. 7 for the fourth of five meets this season

Panthers aiming to build upon solid first half

CARMAN - For the latest version of the Pembina Valley Panthers, it’s been a productive start to ‘their’ inaugural season as part of the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association’s (WYSA) Under-13 Boys Premier 2 division.

The Morden Mohawks were eliminated from play offs in the Border West Baseball League after defeat against Cartwright. (file photo)

Mohawks bounced, Whips take on Regals

The Morden Mohawks have been bounced from the Border West Baseball League playoffs. The three-time defending champions were defeated at home by the Cartwright Twins, 4-1, at Buhler Park in a wild card match up. In the other wild card game, the Baldur Regals dismantled the Killarney Lakers, 11-1. The Twins will move on to face the top ranked Pilot M

Winners Cory Manning and False Advertising (second from right) head down the home stretch in the Becky Wotan Pace in Miami. The first harness race weekend of the season started wet July 23, 2016, but all 14 races ran the next day. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Soggy start to harness racing in Miami

Rain troubles continued for the Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing circuit as it made its first stop of the year in Miami.The fourth stop on the circuit also became the latest to run into wet weather July 23 after morning showers soaked the track.“It was very obvious that we were going to have to cancel first thing in the morning, and so we did

Central Energy celebrates winning the bronze medal at the U14 A Provincials. Back, Coach Greg Petrie, Coach Keith Doerksen, Payton Doerksen, Jolyne LeClair, Hailey Buhler, Brooke Thiessen, Maddy Rempel, Manager Jason LeClair. Front, Tai Linklater, Jenna McBride, Eve Goderis, Abbi Conrad, Zoey Pearce, Hailey Anderson. Missing, Grace Petrie. (submitted photo)

Central Energy going to nationals

Central Energy, a U14 Softball team, claimed a bronze medal at the provincials, and will be heading to the nationals in Winnipeg, Aug. 17-21.The regional team includes players from Winkler, Altona, Manitou, St. Alphonse, Swan Lake, Carman, Roland, Gladstone, Notre Dame, and Sperling.The team had a tough provincials in Brandon July 8-10, with the se

Fehr walks the cup to the stage through the crowd. Thousands of residents braved the heat to come out to support Fehr, and get a glimpse of the Stanley Cup. (CASSIDY DANKOCHIK/Winkler Times)

Fehr brings Stanley Cup to Winkler

Hockey’s ultimate prize has once again made a stop in Winkler, as Eric Fehr brought the cup to the Southland Mall July 20. Thousands of fans got a chance for a photo with the cup and Pittsburgh Penguins player, as well as an opportunity to purchase an autographed picture or T-shirt.

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